December 17th is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers and an event has been organised in Dorset on that day to support it.
It will begin at Bournemouth Library at 3.30pm, where we will hear from various guest speakers regarding their work and commitment to ending violence against sex workers. At 5pm we will be taking to the streets to walk through Bournemouth town centre and it will end at St Paul’s hostel at approximately 6pm.
During the walk we will be handing out flyers informing the general public of our plight. To complete the event there will be tea/coffee available at St Pauls (BCHA) hostel and a selection of cakes on offer. The symbol of the event is a red umbrella, bring one along if you are able.
We are delighted to announce news of this years Reclaim the Night walk which will take place on Saturday 29th November at Dorchester Town Hall – upstairs from the Corn Exchange – between 7pm and 11pm.
The tickets are just £3 and can be bought on the door and include an invigorating drumming workshop with the wonderful Organic Rhythm, a delicious buffet supper and a charity auction led by our Patron Tracey West.
The main event of the evening will be a short march through the Dorchester streets to Reclaim the Night and for the first time, this event will be open to both women and men who want to contribute towards ending violence against women.
We had a brilliant time at the Reclaim the Night Event on November 26th – the drummers were up to their usual excellent standard and soon had us all sounding quite professional – there was a bit of a scary moment when the march accidently went the wrong way , but everyone arrived safely back to have a nice supper at teh Town Hall. Tracy Smith our fab patron then acted as Auctioneer – thank you so much to all of you that donated things ( including yourselves! ) – we raised a fabulous £200 for the children at the West Dorset Womens Refuge